A circular economy won’t work unless……
|Starts:||14:30 11 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||15:30 11 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute of Innovation Research|
|Venue opening hours:||2.30-3.30pm (coffee from 2pm)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Noble Laureate Frederick Soddy complained that the economy had a broken money system and didn’t pay attention to resources and energy. That was 1926. Can the idea and practice of a circular economy finally make us whole? An economy that fits the real world, creates a wealth of flows and new avenues for innovation…. or is there something missing?
Ken Webster is Head of Innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a leading think-tank on the circular economy. Long aware of the limitations of a linear ‘take, make and dispose’ economy and deeply influenced by the cradle-to-cradle design philosophy, he has spent many years contributing to the debate around how the economy might better fit real world systems while creating new forms of abundance. His latest book is Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows.
Ken is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University and Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Bradford School of Management.
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Role: Head of Innovation
Organisation: Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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